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What does the non-negativity of the Coulomb Integral for H_{2}^{+}suggest about the relative strengths of the attractive electron-proton force and the repulsive proton-proton forces?

2. Relevant equations

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3. The attempt at a solution

I want to say that it means the repulsive proton-proton force is greater since

[tex]J = \int_{-\infty}^{\infty} \overline{\mathrm{1s}}_A \left(\frac{1}{R} - \frac{1}{r_B}\right)\mathrm{1s}_A \mathrm{d}\mathbf{r}[/tex]

but I'm not sure if I've got the right idea here.

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# Coulomb Integral for Diatomic Hydrogen Ion

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